Arlington Renovation | Cabinets

Brookhaven Cabinets

We love using Brookhaven Cabinets in our projects! Not only are these cabinets great quality, but they come with a lifetime warranty.  Brookhaven cabinetry carries a Lifetime Limited Warranty against defects of material or workmanship, so you can count on many years of enjoyment.

Framed vs. Frameless

Brookhaven cabinetry offers both contemporary frameless construction, with the door mounted directly to the cabinet case, and traditional framed construction, with the door mounted on a front frame.  We typically suggest using frameless construction, as it has many advantages over the the traditional framed construction.  Here are some advantages of both construction methods:

Framed - In framed cabinetry, the cabinet doors are secured to the frame, which gives the cabinet strength and sturdiness.  Framed cabinets attach the door hinges to the frame face and shelves, and are usually, but not always, adjustable.  Partial and full overlay, as well as inset cabinet doors, can be used with framed cabinets, giving you many design possibilities for creating a customized look for your cabinetry.

Frameless - Frameless cabinetry is sometimes called "full access" cabinetry because it offers greater accessibility by eliminating the face frame. Instead, it relies on thicker box construction for stability.  Only full overlay doors can be used, with hinges attached directly to the sides of the cabinet box.

After they have been installed, all you will see are the flat door and drawer fronts, providing a sleek, simple aesthetic that can work with many design themes throughout the home.  Frameless cabinets do not have a center stile coming down in the middle of the two cabinet doors, providing easier access to the items inside, as well as more storage space to work with.  Drawers in frameless cabinetry also tend to be larger because of the space saved by not having a face frame attached to the front.

Design Direction

Rachael completed all of the selections with the clients and led them through the design process.  The first step was organizing the layout and the second step was the design detail stage.  This stage includes details about specific operations of the cabinets, including: cabinet size, number of drawers, spice drawers, tray storage, etc. Rachael also led the clients in the finish selections, helping them find the perfect color combination. With her help, they decided upon installing a two-tone cabinet approach in the kitchen.  This is where the bottom cabinets are in a different color than the hanging cabinets, giving the space a unique and contemporary look. We can’t wait to see the finished kitchen!